Tell It To A Policeman A Hal Roach Silent short with James Finlayson , one of his few starring shorts before he was relegated to playing second banana to Laurel and Hardy. This print was available from Charles Tarbox , Film Classic Exchange
December 12, 2017 Subject:
Fun Seeing Olive Borden
ell It To A Policeman is a fun and very silly early comedy from Hal Roach. Glenn Tryon plays a young man who is hopelessly in love with beautiful Blanche Mehaffey. Unfortunately Blanche loves uniforms and she has a crush on a local policeman (James Finlayson). To impress Blanche Glenn decides to join the police force. Despite his best efforts everything seems to go wrong for him which leads to some silly sight gags - paper gets stuck to his shoes, a sign get stuck to his back, and he slips and falls trying to catch some criminals. Then he runs into lovely Olive Borden on the street. Glenn tries to help her with a baby carriage unaware that she is actually a female bank robber.
I recommend watching this to see the wonderful Olive Borden in one of her first movies. She was such a talented actress and I hope more fans will discover her. You can learn more about her @ http://oliveborden1947.blogspot.com/